Illana Raia is currently exploring, and greatly enjoying, a mix of academic lecturing and philanthropic endeavors. Having joined Columbia University as Guest Lecturer in the Masters in Science Information & Knowledge Strategy department, Illana has also been busy founding Être - a new mentoring and resource site for girls approaching high school. She thinks of Être as a type of knowledge strategy for girls - highlighting the pertinent and valuable tools they will need to change the world - and contributes to HuffPost and Thrive Global on these issues. Named a Mogul Influencer in 2017, Illana is participating in The Balance Project Interviews and was recently profiled in Forbes.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS